good things and bad things happened yesterday.
since i lost my ATM card, and had to cancel it, i had no way to get money until the new card shows up. i *gasp* had to go into the bank! i’ve had the same checking account since i got it as a student account in *gasp* 1989! i don’t think i’ve been in the bank since i set that up.
i took money out and the bank offered to give me a short term ATM card to use til i got my new one. i thought that was nice… until…they said, you can talk to a banker and she’ll get that worked out for you.i still didn’t realize…. we sat down at her desk and before i could ask anything about the temporary card she says, we don’t even offer checking accounts like this anymore, why don’t we get you set up with a new account. she introduced me to her manager who shook my hand and smiled a lot, exuding testosterone. i like a firm handshake, and i like shaking hands in a situations like that. but oh the slimy crap he started to say, things about interest rates and overdraft protection and blah blah blah. the banker kept saying…”perfect.” like, is your address still blah blah blah? i say yes, she says, perfect!!!
by the tenth time she said perfect, and after the second manager came out to shake my hand, i was looking for the door. the second manager was much worse than the first. he had a diamond earring and a giant Tag Heuer watch. his suit was too tight and looked cheap. his smile was pretty slimy, too. i began to wonder if i was buying a car. i told them i had to leave and they promised to hurry up. an hour later i was still there. the “perfect!” lady was telling me that she would order some cute checks for me. gahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! when i finally got to leave (after 3 more handshakes), i practically ran. NEVER EVER EVER go into the bank.
the good part started when my husband announced he’d buy a new bed for a birthday gift! our bed was nice when we got it, but it’s been a few years. plus i’d been wanting to try a temperpedic bed for ages. we went to a store and started laying on beds! nice nice nice. laying on one of those is like getting a hug. lol. everyone says they’re too hot and i’m always too hot already, so it was a big concern. we found out that they have a version that is made specifically to be nice and cool. it was wonderful, a hug from an air conditioner! the best was the pillow they let me try. it was made of the same stay comfy material. heaven!!!! we chose that bed and the option to have it raise up at the top for sitting in bed reading. woo woo! you could choose a bunch of stuff to go with the bed, so we got some of those excellent pillows, some sheets, and a mattress cover. it’s all going to be delivered today! w00t!!!
hope everybody’s having a good weekend!